It started because I wanted to create a reusable advent calendar for my kiddos. I needed to do it as cheaply as possible. I already had the mini numbered stockings that a neighbor had gifted to my siblings and I as children. You can find one almost like it on Amazon here.
Next, I wanted something fun, toddler appropriate, and keeping with the reason for the season. I had a ton of felt left over from a previous craft project. So, I set to work and drew some simple templates.——>Get those here!
I used embroidery floss to stitch the different color pieces together to create the figures with their faces, sashes and to add details like mouth and eyes. If you are not into sewing,gluingthe shapes will work just as well. A sharpie or tube of puff fabric paint can be used to add detail.
This is a pretty simple project and can be done one evening while watching your favorite show or even during nap time.
My kids love to pull each piece and create the scene of Jesus’ birth story. They take turns pulling one out each day. Please share with me if you try to make it on your own! As they get older, I am going to start including notes in each stocking with an act of kindness. Extra practice being kind during the holiday season will spread during any time of the year.
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I am a mom of two sweet kiddos. One boy who is 6 and one girl who is 3. Before kids, I was a Kindergarten teacher. My purpose here is to build a positive place for Moms (or any parent for that matter) to learn, share and support each other in our life quest for Happiness!